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A SASANIAN GOLD AND GARNET FINGER RING
This lot is offered without reserve. PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF ELIAS S. DAVID
A SASANIAN GOLD AND GARNET FINGER RING

CIRCA 6TH CENTURY A.D.

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A SASANIAN GOLD AND GARNET FINGER RING
CIRCA 6TH CENTURY A.D.
The hoop rounded on the exterior, flat on the interior, engraved with four lobes meeting in a diamond, the tapering hoop broadening to the bezel, set with an oval cabochon with a pheasant in profile to the left
7/8 in. (2.3 cm.) high; ring size 3 ¾
Provenance
with Elias S. David (1891-1969), New York; thence by descent.
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For a similar depiction of a pheasant, see pl. 21 HA7 in A.D.H. Bivar, Catalogue of the Western Asiatic Seals in the British Museum, Stamp Seals II: The Sassanian Dynasty.

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